The company behind Earth: Final Conflict, Andromeda and Star Trek, Roddenbury Entertainment has recently announced a partnership with Immersive Media, a specialist in 360° full motion, interactive experiences, to launch Roddenbury 360°.
Myles McGovern, CEO of Immersive Media talking of the joint venture says, “Working with Roddenberry, we’re able to push the envelope on what it means to create immersive and VR Video, taking it past the virtual tourism experience into the more compelling narrative space. Their creative capabilities are a perfect complement to our innovative technical and production offerings.”
One of the first films to come out of the new endeavour is White Room: 02B3. White Room: 02B3 is the story of six strangers who suddenly awaken in a white room and eventually find out that they are unwilling participants in an experiment that could change the face of humanity forever.
The film, which has already won film festival awards both domestically and internationally, stars a variety of genre recognizable talent including Breckin Meyer, Tamlyn Tomita, David Blue, Rachel True and Doug Jones, as well as Internet icons Tony Janning and Milynn Sarley.
Beginning August 3, 2015, users of 360° technology, including iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as Google Cardboard, can download White Room: 02B3 via its signature app, which includes the film short in traditional and 360° viewing formats.
The app will be available for only $2.99 via iTunes and the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. Plus, a special 360° trailer of White Room: 02B3 will be made available on the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR and Oculus Rift, with the full film to come at a later date.
VRFocus will be reporting on any more announcements from Roddenbury 360° as they are released.